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Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
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glass (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 5 1/4 in x 14 3/4 in x 7 3/4 in; 13.335 cm x 37.465 cm x 19.685 cm
Object Name:
music box
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Description (Brief):
<p>This music box was made by an undetermined maker in St. Croix, Switzerland, around 1880-1890. It is a cylinder music box, serial #1531, with 8 tunes. This music box has a single-piece comb with 43 teeth. The music box is activated with a crank wound spring. The tunes list for this music box is as follows</p>
<p> Wang Baby, Baby<br>Martha<br>Red Hussar<br>Boccacio<br>The Poor Jonathan<br>Chimes of Normandy<br>Faust up to date<br>Erminie</p>
<p>The Philadelphia music box manufacturer and dealer, Henry Grutsch & Sons imported the mechanisms from Switzerland and made the music box cases in their factory. The firm also repaired music boxes and sold other makes of music boxes.</p>
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
Bequest of Elizabeth L. Wilkinson (through: Ripley W. Clarkson).
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Mechanical Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History